Hungering for God…

Psalms 39:12-13 Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were. O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.

It is interesting to me that the words of our verse are written by King David who was described by God as a "man after my own heart"(Acts 13:22) Even David said of God, I am a stranger and a sojourner with thee. In all of his desire to be obedient as he followed God, David still felt like his knowledge of God was inadequate. He felt like a stranger to the truths of God. So we see the prayer in our verse, God listen to my cry and don"t  keep your peace from me when you see  my tears. Spare me that I can regain my strength lest I die.

One of the keys of David's success was his hunger for God. He was not perfect and his sins are obvious in the recording of scripture but he was quick to repent and to make things right with God and here we see him crying out to God for strength and mercy.

It raises the question for you and me. Do we have the same hunger that David had? The lack of zeal and excitement in today's church is because we are so easily satisfied with a few blessings from God. But do we really know Him. Are we like David a stranger and a pilgrim just passing through God's presence.  David wanted to really know Him and God recognized his desire.  How about you and me?

Keep Looking Up,


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